Social Impact Investing

The New Year is a traditional time for reflection and renewing commitments to core purposes. To many, these actions feel
From the beginning of the gay rights movement, The Lily Group has leveraged their clients' voices as shareholders to help
2. Strive for diversity within your mission-related investments As with any strategy, the timing of your initial investment
Effectively measuring social impact is in the design phase, an infant science emerging from art. At best, it feels we are
As a result, pension fund commitments increased their annual contributions to VC funds from $100-200 million during the 1970s
The integrity of our culture and the safety of our planet are waning under money's perpetuation of greed. Money is largely
The rise of social impact investing is potentially a place where a lot of women might come in, wedding personal resolve, professional accomplishment, and making a difference in a way that reinforces what we already know: revolutionary progressivism is not gender-specific.
House Speaker Paul Ryan released a new "anti-poverty" plan last week that would only make it tougher for poor and working families to get by. As expected, the plan cuts from public programs that help low- and moderate-income Americans, while protecting tax cuts for the very wealthy.
We believe that the future of SIBs and social finance is brighter than ever. But if we are to create a true social capital market, we must be more rigorous, intentional and outcomes-driven than the current approaches.
Investing for Impact can also require a long investment horizon. Impact Investments are often illiquid, and it can be difficult
India is a young country. At present, 66 percent of India's population is under the national average age of 26 years. In the next decade and a half, more than 13 million Indians annually will enter the workforce for the first time.
It sounds almost too good to be true: making money by curing cancer? How can something so unequivocally good for humanity also yield a financial return?
Banks quickly became the fastest-growing and most important source of lending to CDFIs that, in turn, pooled that money with
This all sounds a bit too good to be true: invest ethically and be rewarded financially. So let's take a step back and think
But what if the next place where innovation would spring from is not a physical place, but an entire segment of our economy? I'm talking about the non-profit sector.
2015 was a big year for innovation and angel investing. More and more ideas are being turned to reality with the help of incubators, accelerator programs, and the heavy expansion of web-based collaborative platforms.
Do you sincerely believe that at the end of the day, Goldman Sachs cares more about social impact than about financial returns?
Making money is not enough for this big apparel company. It wants to do good -- and help startups with similar missions.